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Trend Control Systems - Energy Saving is a Walk in the Park Lane
Right in the middle of London’s Mayfair, 49 Park Lane is one of the capital’s most sought after commercial locations. In an effort to maximise its energy efficiency, a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems is used to make on-going cost savings, while enhancing comfort conditions. With stunning views of Hyde Park, 49 Park Lane offers 2,280m² of beautifully designed and stylish office...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - QEII Relaunched! London Conference Venue Gets a Breath...
The QEII Centre, in the heart of London, is one of the UK’s premier conference and exhibition venues. The landmark building, opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, celebrated its 30th birthday in 2016 with a £12M refurbishment and rebranding project. As a major part of that project, the 6th Floor Mountbatten Room has been given a new lease of life with the help of Breathing Buildings. Working closely with Ramboll UK...Read More
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Polyflor Flooring adds Urban Edge to BMet
High-design concrete effect safety flooring from commercial vinyl flooring specialists Polyflor was recently used at BMet college in Birmingham to create a fresh look for their reception area, common room and canteen. Safety flooring from the Polysafe Arena PUR collection was installed at the Further and Higher Education College’s Matthew Boulton campus by local flooring contractors Top Mark Ltd. The Polysafe Arena range...Read More
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Cembrit - Spanish Natural Slate from Cembrit is the Pinnacle
An exquisitely designed home in South West London is crowned with a picturesque, multi-faceted roof turret that dominates the area’s skyline, thanks to the installation of Cembrit Contessa natural slates. Situated on Roehampton Lane, the residential property is surrounded by Richmond Park Golf Courses and the largest of London's Royal Parks, Richmond Park. The double storey house had an old and leaky roof, which was refurbished...Read More
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The Generator Company - Powerhire Generator Power for Disused Steelworks...
An industrial relocation company contacted Powerhire for the provision of generator power in connection with plans to redevelop the disused steelworks in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey. The steel works tear-down, land remediation and refurbishment of existing warehouses had been broken down into four key work packages. The relocation company who specialise in the de-construction, relocation and re-assembly of heavy...Read More
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Formica - VIVIX® Façade Injects a Burst of Colour into the UK’s First Pop-Up Village
With 50,000 London households living in temporary accommodation and the number of properties coming on to the market falling for six months in a row, the housing crisis is more apparent than ever. Lewisham Council is the first Borough in London and the UK to create and implement a practical solution to house homeless families currently living in B&Bs with its Lewisham Pop-up Village. Designed and built by internationally...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Grade II Listed Townhouses Refurbished for Continued Hotel use in...
Selectaglaze secondary glazing assisted with the renovation of six Grade II Georgian Townhouses situated in Gloucester Place, London into a comfortable and peaceful hotel. The Portman Estate has been regenerating its large portfolio for the last 15 years, taking its buildings to the highest of 21st century standards whilst making sure it retains the beautiful historic features of the buildings. Gloucester Place is the most recent of The Portman...Read More
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ABB Wins $640 Million Mega Deal for Long Distance Power Transmission Link in India
ABB has teamed up with India’s national electricity grid operator Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) in a mega project worth over $640 million for ABB to deliver a transmission link that will have the capacity to bring reliable electricity to more than 80 million people. The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) system will connect Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern...Read More
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DMS - Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive
The tariffs for domestic air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers and stoves are being increased from Spring 2017. Domestic RHI applications submitted on or after 14 December 2016 will be eligible to receive these increased tariffs, but they will only apply to payments made from Spring 2017.   • The tariffs for new ASHPs will be increased to 10.02 pence per kilowatt-hour (p/kWh). • The tariffs for new...Read More
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Glazing Vision - A Guide to Landing & Headspace Clearance for Access Rooflights
Stairs can be a major part of an access rooflight installation and, in order to comply with Part K, you will need to pay close attention to the headspace clearance and landing measurements. This applies whether the project is in a private dwelling or a public building. Part K of the Building Regulations defines what requirements must be met in order to prevent injuries due to falls, collisions and impacts. While Part K deals with safety...Read More
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Viessmann - Saved from the Cold at Christmas
When their old boiler went bang and they were refused finance on a new model, the Bennett family from Bradley Stoke in Bristol was resigned to spending Christmas without heating or hot water. On benefits and with children with autism and Asperger syndrome, the Bennetts could not afford a new boiler and were facing a freezing festive period and beyond. That was when heating systems manufacturer Viessmann...Read More
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Airedale - Adam Yarrington Appointed Product Development Director
Airedale is pleased to announce that Adam Yarrington has been appointed as Product Development Director. Adam will take over the reins from George Hannah who has occupied the position for the past 6 years. Adam joined Airedale in September 2005 after graduating from the University of Leeds with a MEng Degree in Automotive Engineering. During the last eleven years Adam has progressed from Test Engineer to Customer...Read More
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ARDEX Come & Visit us at the Professional Builder Live & Spatex Exhibitions
Pro Build Live Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London 1st & 2nd of February 2017. Professional Builder Live enables you to see and try all of the latest building products. Come and visit us in the Great Hall (stand PB40) for live demos of ARDEX fast track building products and meet the experts for advice on helping you complete projects faster with confidence. There’ll also be free giveaways and samples for you to takeaway. For more...Read More
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